Record engine powers world’s largest container ship

MARITIME EXECUTIVE | HMM, the South Korean shipping company, has launched the first in a series of 12 ultra-large container ships that will each feature individual MAN B&W G95ME-C10.5 low-speed main engines. At 23,964 teu, the HMM Algeciras is the world’s largest container ship and is bound for a working life between Asia and Europe.


While the engine’s power delivery has been adjusted downwards to achieve an optimal fuel consumption, the ME-C Mk 10.5 type is capable of delivering 6,870 kW per cylinder, making it the most powerful engine ever developed by MAN Energy Solutions’ Two-Stroke business. Physically, it measures almost 22 m in length, 18 m in height and 2,230 t in weight.


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